Wild Card Wednesday: The Thin Veil


My costume was a hit today, with every kid at school. I was so 100% NOT Ms. Fogerty that it was captivating to them. We do a parade throughout the school, and Kindergarten got to go inside every single classroom. My “steampunk girl” or “pirate” was a hit. Some thought I was Amelia Earhart. I’m pretty sure Amelia would NEVER have worn a corset. I’m sure she would not abide the injustice of squeezing one’s ribcage tight. It took some getting used to, and then it started to feel like a hug or a squeeze machine (a’la Temple Grandin), so by the end of the day the corset hug was feeling comforting. I guess I could have rocked the Victorian era, just like I always suspected I should have lived in. I wouldn’t have been driving a truck, but I would have been doing other things that bend norms. Suffragette comes to mind. Yeah, I would have been on the front lines of birth control and suffrage. That’s just me.

I had kids believing that my hair grew overnight, and that I was not wearing a wig. EVEN AFTER I took the wig off. It was hilarious. Kindergarteners are exceptionally gullible, and for that, I will always love them. I am the gullible queen, so it’s nice to have others around that are so easily duped.

It was an exhausting, exciting, silly, big, wondrous, treat filled day.  I just rolled with it.

Tonight is the thin veil between the living and the dead, between heaven and earth, between dimensions. A little nod to how big that is. Well, appropriately I guess, a BIG nod. It’s kind of like New Year’s Eve. There is a lot of electricity in the air, a lot of excitement, expectation, wonder. Anything can happen. In many other cultures/traditions tonight actually marks the beginning of the thin veil, with tomorrow being Dia de Los Muertos or All Hallow’s Day/All Saint’s Day.

This is a time for remembering those we love and for being joyous that we knew them.

Happy Halloween.


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